Coronavirus lockdown : Meghalaya dentist prescribed whiskey to his patient

Meghalaya dentist prescribed whiskey to his patient. At a time when the government has restricted only to operate essential services during lockdown, a Shillong based dentist has prescribed whiskey to one of his patient who had complained of withdrawal symptoms.

After the prescription of the dentist has gone viral on social media many people have criticized the doctor.

According to the reports, Dr B Purkayastha had prescribed two bottles of whiskey to a 65-year-old patient on April 3.

The dentist asked the patient not to drink more than three pegs (whiskey) in a day.

On the other hand, East Khasi Hills Wine Dealers and Welfare Association had urged Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to grant permission to open the liquor shops in the state.

The association on April 3 sent a letter to the Meghalaya Chief Minister for seeking permission to open liquor shops.